Prolific neo-expressionistic painter of flora and fauna extraordinaire (plus a few telling portraits) Hunt Slonem returns to Houston this month for an eagerly awaited exhibition. Slonem’s style and talent have been celebrated by two major volumes, countless exhibitions, TV segments and representation in more than 100 museums. On Wednesday, October 11, he unfurls a new suite of canvases while making his Gremillion & Co. Fine Art debut. With his inimitable personality and rapid-fire talent, this dandy of the contemporary art world promises to set the town abuzz with his birds, bunnies, butterflies and a new series based upon hypnotic monkey eyes. We’re intrigued. Opening Thursday, October 11, 6 to 8 pm (through November 11), at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, 2501 Sunset, 713.522.2701; gremillion.com.